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Rumania (London Treaty)

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state what the present position is with regard to the clause in the treaty of commerce and navigation between Great Britain and Rumania, signed in London on the 6th August, providing for its denunciation by Rumania one year after it has become operative if, during that period, import duties have been placed on agricultural products coming into this country from Rumania?

The Treaty has not yet been ratified, but is provisionally in operation by virtue of an exchange of Notes, which can be terminated by either party at two weeks' notice. No question with regard to this particular provision has therefore arisen.

Am I to understand that in the event of the imposition of food taxes in this country, we shall lose all the advantages of this Treaty?